Miami Police Warn Looters To #StayInside In FB Post

"Don't do it", said Miami Police deputy chief Luis Cabrera.

For days, forecasters warned the hurricane was taking dead aim at the Miami area and the rest of the Florida Atlantic coast.

Police wrote: "Thinking about looting?" Miami PD did blur out the accused looters' faces.

Police in Florida have arrested nine people who were caught on TV cameras looting sneakers and other goods from a sporting goods store and a pawn shop during Hurricane Irma.

On Sunday night, Miami police took two people into custody and detained two others. Police announced more arrests on looting accusations.

There was a curfew in Miami on Sunday, police reminded the community. "Visibility is close to "0" dangers can be unseen", they wrote.

Irma then made the turn north and crashed across the Florida Keys on Sunday morning as a Category 4 storm, then hit the US mainland on Sunday afternoon at Marco Island.

NBC New York reported, "In Miami, an NBC 6 reporter saw an organized group of at least a dozen suspected looters at a store in Midtown loading up boxes of shoes and clothing into cars". South Florida law enforcement officials promised to police the streets to prevent looting, but with unsafe winds now pummeling the region, it's not known if units are now on patrol. Fort Lauderdale police later apprehended and arrested nearly a dozen individuals in the group.

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